"Manchester United did nothing to win the game" - Ronaldo

Jose Mourinho was at his belligerent best on Tuesday, taunting Juventus fans with a hand contemptuously cupped to his ear after his Manchester United side's come-from-behind 2-1 UEFA Champions League victory in Turin.

Ronaldo hit a wonder goal before United stormed back to win a famous Champions League tie in Turin.

When Juan Mata's free-kick curled over an unusually disorganised Juventus wall and past Wojciech Szczesny after 86 minutes, Massimiliano's Allegri's side were stunned.

Mourinho has a history of goading supporters and officials - but that side of his game has rarely been seen this season as his Manchester United side struggled in both the league and cup.

'Today's was important and then we went on and scored again'.

United will be confident but I'm not sure Mourinho is the type of manager who will go for it at the Etihad. "And especially there is always a lot of negative comments about us but hopefully they might say something positive for once, because I think we deserve it, the team deserve it, the manager deserves it for getting this unbelievable result".

For the ball to bounce in off Sandro's head was an ugly way for United to clinch the win but it gave them the result they wanted, so who cares? "The goalkeepers help me out too".

Juventus are top of Group H on nine points, two ahead of second-placed United.

The Red Devils will host Young Boys later this month at Old Trafford before travelling to Spain to take on Valencia in their final group game on December 12.

That makes Mata's goal and the subsequent victor vital for the English side, who now appear on a path towards the knockout rounds with a match against Young Boys looming. After doing the same against Bournemouth last weekend, this couldbe a turning point for them and their manager, José Mourinho.

Meanwhile, United secured three vital Champions League points.

"I think it's always good to be the outsider, so people expect bad of us and then we surprise people", said Pogba afterwards.

As the first half wore on Juve asserted their dominance over United and retained possession well. It was quite even. A point was the least they needed to have a chance of qualifying for the last 16 but winning was wonderful, and now they are in a strong position to make the knock-out stage. They nearly let United back into it at Old Trafford after switching off and this time they were punished for missing gilt-edge chances by a cynical away side.

Vanessa Coleman

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